The closest you can get to being in a battle situation without going into battle for real. Battle sports is the ‘Live’ version of the best computer based war games. Infrared combat gaming.
striving to strengthen current rugby members clubs and grow the game in the communities around them.
Black Grouse Tours
Guided walks and navigational training in the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and Breacon Beacons.
Viney Hill Christian Adventure Centre
A residential outdoor activity centre providing you with the most amazing adventure activity experience available, either residentially or as a day visitor. Offering taster sessions in archery, bushcraft and rocket science.
Forest Hills Golf Club
Golf course providing facilities and instruction for beginners & golfers of all ages. Golf target game.
Dean Heritage Centre
The Dean Heritage Centre provides fun indoors & out, a great day out for all the family.Showcasing chainsaw carving , clay art & educational workshops.
A family run business located in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean, an area of outstanding natural beauty and the premier forest location in the UK
Forest of Dean Adventure
Adventure Ropes – Archery – Climbing – Bushcraft
Adventure activities for all ages and abilities in the Forest of Dean. Scale our 40ft climbing tower or swing through the trees on our high ropes adventure course, test your skill at archery or learn t survive with bushcraft.
Introduction and taster sessions available for individuals.
Families – Groups – Birthday Parties – Stag/Hen Do’s – Schools and more.
Open all year!
Adventure Tower, Beechenhurst picnic site – tasters will be free to all festival goers during the day, just show your festival sticker
Forest of Dean Landrover Club
A group that offers activities for land rover enthusiasts ranging from static displays to off roading.
Providing gymnastics & fitness activities to people of all ages.
Award winning outdoor adventure activities for all the family. Go Ape is the UK’s No 1 Forest Adventure. Offering taster sessions on segways.
Dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of greyhounds and lurchers, and re-home around 500 of these special dogs every year.
Providing home away from home holidays for dogs, because dogs deserve a holiday too!
Youth Hostal Association, St Briavels
Residential & non residential experiences from archery, castle tours, and banquets to family & school educational activities & packages.
Birds, Bugs and Bees – Participate in a Forest adventure where special guides will introduce children to fantastic flora and fauna of the forest. Learn how to build dens out of natural materials with The Forestry Commission.
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
The trust works towards introducing and inspiring more people about nature.
RSPB will be providing a chance to create some woodland art as well as having a woodland based display showing families what they can do for wildlife in their local area and their own gardens, promoting the work of the RSPB, pin badges, our nature kids clubs and membership.
Cycle centre at the heart of the Forest of Dean Bike trails.
Walking For Health
Free, mostly weekly health walks led by trained volunteers.
Forest of Dean Ramblers
The Forest of Dean Ramblers is part of the Ramblers and one of nearly 500 groups. Our aims are, to promote walking and its health benefits by leading and publishing walks; maintain and improve footpaths and campaign to protect the countryside for everyone to enjoy.
Forest Leisure – bringing health and leisure opportunities to the local community. Our aim is to encourage wider participation in sport and physical activity to improve the health and well-being of the community.
Harts Barn Cookery School
Harts Barn Cookery School is all about ‘COOKING FOR ALL’ from Banquets to Basics. We are based in the beautiful Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire on an awe inspiring site dating back to 1068.
We view cooking as an essential life skill – our ethos of ‘Cooking For All’ means that we offer classes that are accessible, affordable, give confidence and are lots of fun.
Artspace Cinderford is an artist led, organic organisation which has evolved in response to local need. We believe passionately in the power of creativity to enhance and change people’s lives. We work with people of all ages and abilities to develop each one’s innate creativity. providing taster sessions in trapeze & circus skills.
Forest of Dean school of Photography
Fun, friendly jargon free photography tuition by professional David Broadbent.
Sports and Outdoor Adventure courses can lead to a lot of exciting opportunities!
Come & meet us to see what is available.
SARA is an Inshore Rescue boat and Land Search organisation
covering the Severn Estuary and the surrounding area
White Lotus Martial Arts
White Lotus Martial Arts will be at the festival with sparring displays and a club power pad competition…..you can have a go at pad work, stick fighting & self defence techniques.
Coleford Busking Festival
Saturday 30th May 2015 sees the 4th annual Coleford Busking Festival take over the town centre and side streets of the Gloucestershire market town. With an open mic stage that musicians can turn up early and book a slot to perform on, plus 15 or so busking spots around the streets the town promises a lively musical vibe from 9am until 4pm.
Taurus Crafts regularly sets up workshops and courses for the public to attend – pottery, painting, fabric design, jewellery making, sculpture to name a few. Throughout the holidays we usually run a programme of creative childrens activites, click here for the full listings.
Hill Top Birds of Prey
At Hill top BOP we offer an affordable , no hassle, falconry experience using predatory birds both indigenous and exotic.
The Sealed Knot
English historical association and charity, dedicated to costumed reenactment of battles and events surrounding the English Civil War.
Meet Cycling Guides in the main marquee area .Find new rewarding places to cycle – buy the Forest of Dean Cycling Guide. This has a very detailed map with 89 miles of easily rideable tracks shown, with directions for 43 miles of these. Come and chat about your favourite routes and places. We’ll have a neat handlebar map holder for sale too.
Community radio in the Forest of Dean.
The Little Map Company
We can design any map for you for any area, we are a licensed partner of ordinance survey. Our range of maps include The Forest of Dean ( walking & cycling), The New Forest Cycling map, the Malvern Hills walking map & the south coast series of 6 maps. We also have a range of bespoke British made personalised souvenir gifts sushi as fridge magnets, key rings, rulers etc
Home from home dog boarding, pet sitting, doggy day care, per taxi & transport.
Charity promoting lifelong learning in the “third” age.
Healthy Lifestyles Exercise referral Scheme
Promoting health & wellbeing to the local community
Charitable foundation offering grants, workshops & more.
Citizens Advice Bureau
Forest Read Easy Deal
FRED is a FREE service for people who live in the Forest of Dean and who would like to improve their reading.
supports people with learning disabilities
Federation of Small Business
promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms
Lottery funded partnership which aims to raise awareness of community transport in the Forest of Dean.
Arts & Crafts
A wide selection of handmade crafts from cushions to blankets.
Christine Waygood offers a variety of courses in felt making and textiles in her studio
David Tinsley Photography
Local photographer producing photographic images presented as mounted prints, calendars and greetings cards of the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley
Children’s wooden name trains.
Fabric craft hand produced boxes, bags, toys, fabric teddies, cushions,. tea cosies etc.
Spirit of the Forest
Freelance photographer david Lloyd/ publisher producing books, cards, posters
Beautiful bright and modern hand made jewellery in a wide variety of glass and ceramic beads and freshwater pearls.
Hammer a plain sterling silver ring to create a texture then polish. £20 per person. Takes 30 – 45mins. ages 9 – adult children require parental supervision
Arts & crafts centre based in Lydney offering ‘throw a pot’ sessions
Forest Spinners & Lace Making
Come & have a go at these old traditional crafts
Forest Showcase Food & Drink Tent
Local producers will be here from the Forest Showcase to tempt you with some delicious tasty food.
Bespoke brewery producing innovative beers.
Sweet & savoury jellies, chutneys & sweet treats
Hillbrooks Ice Cream
Luxury award winning ice cream, made locally. On the cone or take home hillbrooks.co.uk
Award winning dairy ice cream made from our own guernsey cream kelsmor.com
VQ Country Wines
Artisan country wines made from natural local country products vqcountrywines.co.uk
Fruits from orchards in the Forest of Dean, creating crisp ciders and perries with a modern twist.
Local handmade award winning artisan cheese. smartsgloucestercheese.com
Unique charcuterie based on the Lydney Park Estate making cured, smoked, air dried and cooked charcuterie from Britain’s native and rare breed animals. http://www.nativebreeds.co.uk
Fresh ground Italian coffee & fresh baked baguettes.
Homemade dog treats- barking bistro & bakery
Custom designed cakes & award winning confectionary.
Dynamis family run business, passionate about crepes and pancakes of various styles & flavours, wide variety of sweet & savoury toppings.
An existing Gloucestershire brewery built on traditional skills & values.
Wrap it Up
La Fleur De Chocolat
Handmade chocolate in enticing flavours and luxury design.
Fresh hot ring donuts, fresh ground coffee
A selection of handmade spanish ceramics including pitchers and bowls ranging from small tapas bowls to large fruit/serving platters. All made from terracotta.
Award winning sausages, pies & burgers
Home cooked meat products
Wiltshire Chilli Farm
A range of chilli sauces from mild to hot hot hot! Flavours include Sweet, Fruity, Smokey, Mango, Habanero and Pure
Home to the award winning Hewlesfield herd of traditionally reared pedigree rare breeds
Homemade artisan preserves using locally sourced ingredients
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